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More Pennsylvania Broadband Legislation is in the House

Pennsylvania lawmakers are clearing the way for speedier broadband delivery with new rules that will make it easier to negotiate the telecom landscape, reports MuniNetworks.org. Already signed and approved by Governor Tom Wolf, HB 2438 gives electric cooperatives the ability to make use of existing easements. When broadband delivery is being deployed, affiliates can now take advantage of established pathways without having to forge...

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Bristol Borough “Gets Real” About Inevitable Tower

With a 6-2 vote in Verizon’s favor, the Bristol Borough Council in Bucks County, PA has approved plans for a 128-foot cell tower. The lease agreement will allow the telecom to site a tower on Jefferson Avenue, which also hosts the town’s sports fields, reports Bucks Local News. Taking a pragmatic approach, Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe said, “It’s going to go up somewhere in that area whether we like it or not. They have a...

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Pennsylvania Forest Sprouting New Cell Towers

Somerset and Bedford Counties in Pennsylvania share the Gallitzin State Forest. Thanks to a new agreement between AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority, the counties will also be able to share access to high speed broadband connections, reports The Tribune-Democrat.  “Pennsylvanians are relying on mobile broadband service more each day. That’s why we continue to build out our network across the Commonwealth,” said...